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Primary sources

sources logThese could be photos/videos you've taken with a digital camera, as well as sketches, drawings, paintings, collages, plans or diagrams that you've made yourself. Paper-based sources will need to be scanned and saved. You could even use a digital microscope to collect unusual visual stimuli.

Secondary sources

If you decide to use any images or information from secondary sources such as the Internet, CD-ROMs, or scanned books, magazines and newspapers, you must do two things: check for copyright restrictions and name your sources in your reference list, and next to the work itself whenever possible. Ideas are not subject to intellectual property rights unless they have been recorded or published in some way, whether on paper or electronically.

Passing off someone else's ideas as your own is called plagiarism. Plagiarism is regarded as a serious offence
because it is seen as a form of cheating or stealing. On the other hand, if you read something useful that you want to include in your own work, this is encouraged and will get you higher marks, as it demonstrates that you have researched widely and can support your own ideas with comments from experts. Passing off someone else's ideas as your own is called plagiarism. So it is essential that you reference your sources carefully, identifying clearly the original author of the ideas or words.

Referencing correctly

It is essential that you reference your sources carefully, identifying clearly the original author of the ideas or words.

The University of the Arts, London
http://www.arts.ac.uk/induction/category/plagiarism
With online portfolios a prerequisite for aspiring photography, art and design students to showcase their work, abuse of copyright is a serious concern for Higher Education Institutions. The University of the Arts, a grouping of six internationally renowned London Art Schools, offers comprehensive advice on their website.

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